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2020
13 JUL

The full Monty: CRISPR protocols for efficient engineering in Streptomyces

A comprehensive collection of CRISPR tools and protocols for engineering Streptomyces is now available in Nature Protocols.

Photo: Accelerbiotics
08 JUL

Using gene technology to trace coronavirus

Danish biotech start-up will use technology to purify genetic materials to screen and analyse coronavirus test samples.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Biosustain Magazine Summer 2020: Potential in regulating plant GHG emissions, 750 M DKK renewal grant, LCA-TEA, corona efforts, and more.
01 JUL

New Biosustain Magazine: Summer 2020

Stories: 750 M DKK renewal grant for sustainable research, Great potential in regulating plant greenhouse gas emissions (and using this knowledge in biotech), Balancing...

10 JUN

EUR 100 million support to create green solutions and products for the benefit...

Denmark’s largest foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, has awarded a grant of EUR 100 million to DTU Biosustain, paving the way for the development of new sustainable...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells
Foto Bax Lindhardt
02 JUN

COVID-19 tests 14 hours a day, 7 days a week

Since the beginning of April, intensive work has been done to set up a testing line at DTU aimed at increasing the COVID-19 test capacity in the Capital Region of Denmark...

TEA-LCA framework
28 MAY

Balancing the economy while saving the planet

A new research-based framework lets companies make informed decisions balancing economic and sustainability factors when producing biochemicals.

Fermentation Bioenergy Life cycle analysis
Isoprenoids (blue haze) over Blue Mountains, Australia (Diliff / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
20 MAY

Great potential in regulating plant greenhouse gas emissions

New discoveries on the regulation of plant emissions of isoprenoids can help in fighting climate change – and can become key to the production of valuable green chemicals...

Biological systems Synthetic biology CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Ecosystems Air pollution Environmental chemistry
Foto: Colourbox
11 MAY

Anthelmintic drug may be effective against COVID-19

The drug Niclosamide will now be clinically tested for treating coronavirus. DTU Professor Morten Sommer is looking forward to testing the drug in collaboration with a...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Accelerbiotics
07 MAY

Biotech startup gets funding from Innovation Fund Denmark

The young company Accelerbiotics has received 470,000 DKK to develop two new platforms for quicker analysis done in large scale by medical companies, in research and at...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Data analysis
04 MAY

Discovery of bacterial enzyme activity could lead to new sugar-based drugs

Researchers from DTU have revealed the structure of an enzyme that can convert low-cost sugars into hard-to-produce alpha-GalNAc sugars with therapeutic properties for...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins
Doctor testing patient for Covid-19
22 APR

DTU researchers produce enzymes needed for corona tests

In a very short amount of time, researchers at DTU have succeeded in producing enzymes that are used in corona tests.

Viruses Enzymes and proteins Synthetic biology Fermentation Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Human1 is the newest, most advanced, and highest quality genome-scale model for human metabolism (stock photo/Colourbox)
22 APR

New metabolic model predicts features of human diseases

By linking thousands of cellular tell-tale molecules, the metabolic model Human1 can assist researchers in developing diagnostic tools and drugs against diseases such as...

Biological systems Mathematical modelling Computer calculations Genes and genomes Synthetic biology
Biosustain Magazine Spring 2020
20 APR

Biosustain Magazine – Spring 2020 – out now!

In this issue, you can read no less than three articles about the magic world of mushrooms and some of the promising compounds they contain. In this edition, we also have...

16 APR

Psychedelic compound from magic mushrooms produced in yeast

Scientists from DTU Biosustain prove that psilocybin, a potential drug for treating depression and other psychological conditions can be produced in yeast.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
Foto taget før coronakrisen af Joachim Rode
01 APR

DTU increases Rigshospitalet’s testing capacity

To increase the number of coronavirus tests, Rigshospitalet will enter into an agreement with DTU, which has equipment for and experience in quick and secure handling of...

05 MAR

New software tool fosters quality control of genome-scale models of metabolism

The lack of common standards and problems with reproducing and verifying existing datasets are widespread in the biotech community. However, a new tool named Memote paves...

Photo credit: Joachim Rode
26 FEB

DTU spin-out produces biochemicals out of sugar

DTU spin-out Cysbio has developed technology that can produce selected biochemicals through a simple fermentation process of sugar. This will limit use of fossil resources...

19 FEB

Research shows the way to more efficient EPO production

EPO, an important drug for treating anemia, can now be produced in higher quantities and with better quality in mammalian cells designed using CRISPR.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells
17 FEB

Antioxidant in mushrooms may relieve features of ‘pregnancy hypertension’

A new study in rats suggests that the natural antioxidant L-ergothioneine could alleviate the characteristics of pre-eclampsia. Researchers at DTU Biosustain work to produce...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
15 JAN

New Biosustain Magazine out now!

In this issue, we focus on how big data and new promising tools such as ALE contribute to the development of sustainable alternatives to petrochemical production.

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